Dark Souls Bonfire

by ClassyGoat Jun 24, 2017
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I used clear PLA for the flame and then an orange flickering LED from a tea light. Powered it with a USB cable directly wired to the LED.
Then I gave the clear an orange wash of acrylic paint. Thanks for the great mode!

Looks great! Nice paint job.

such a great print!

Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

is there anyone you know of that we can send our prints to to install LEDs and everything in between.

I know there are some people who sell prints of this on etsy without permission and charge way too much: https://www.etsy.com/listing/673201315/bonfire-lamp-nightlight

But other than that, I don't know of anyone.

But maybe this would be a good opportunity for you to learn how to solder. Soldering irons are very cheap, so are LEDs. Soldering is pretty easy to learn and is an incredibly useful skill especially when paired with 3D printing.

Good luck!

so the fire did you just glue it on?

Yep. Good old fashioned Super Mega Crazy Glue

I want a 1:1 scale,

how can i splice it in equal parts to print it out in parts and then fuse them together?

I can split it up for you. What's the build volume for your printer?

Or if you want to do it yourself, you can use a program like Netfabb: https://www.autodesk.com/products/netfabb/free-trial
The free trial version should work just fine.

To connect the pieces together after printing, I usually use some sort of super glue with PLA (I don't bother with other materials). I've had the best results with Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control. And then if you want to cover the seams, you can use a wood filer like: ELMER'S Probond Woodfiller and then sand it down and paint it.

Can you split it up for me? lol

I am using an Ultimaker 2 Extended

I will give it a whirl :)

I want to have it remote controlled and via bluetooth or even IR. that way i can light the bonfire hahah

I will give it a whirl :)

I want to have it remote controlled and via bluetooth or even IR. that way i can light the bonfire hahah

Great model but there are errors where the bones intersect the ash pile, resulting in hollow sections under the bones that cause them to be connected to the pile by only just the shell wall. I suggest running Bon.stl through Netfabb (https://service.netfabb.com/service.php) to fill these gaps in and then re-upload the fixed model. Before and after pics are attached.

Very nice !
I would like to modify it just a little bit to embed a tiny USB hub inside. The STL is too hard to edit tought. Would you mind publishing in .step format ? It would be very kind of you.

Ok so this thing so far is amazing looking, but I keep having an issue when it gets to the hilt of the sword and the wrist guard, just spaghetti mess everywhere. I've used supports off like an idiot, but also supports on and let's just say there's a wasted 10 hours of printing. HOW did you print this thing successfully? Is it possible for you to split the very top part off from the sword and I can just print it separate and glue it on? I would do it myself but I'm not sure what app to do it in.

This is what I've got after two full prints. https://i.imgur.com/ayHBpba.jpg (other one is down on the printer, failed in the same spot basically)

Kept failing on both the bon and the fire, figured out it was my BuildTek print surface thing, it's not sturdy in the middle so when the print would get higher the thing would wobble and it would spaghetti plastic everywhere. Just took it off and printed straight onto the glass and it worked first try (duh) lol.